Thanks to everyone for their helpful responses. I've been given a lot to think about.
Right now, I'm thinking that I will use Koha for demonstration purposes in the introductory class; I may even go to the lengths that Cheryl does! And I can have them explore it in class in the various ways that have been suggested. As I become more comfortable with Koha, I'm sure I'll find other ways to use it in class.
I had thought about having them work as teams, but there is no way I'd be able to evaluate each student's understanding of the concepts if we did that. I do encourage them to form study groups, but they are required to turn in their own work.
By the way, I didn't mean to suggest that cheating is rampant in our School. I just want to minimize the temptation to "just take a peak at what LC has done" or "just copy the answers to the last 3 items," especially as the semester progresses and students become increasingly busy and start to panic.
In the advanced class, the students are all cataloging different materials, so I can easily use Koha for that class. The students in that class are all thinking about becoming catalogers, as well, so they are much more motivated than the average student in the introductory class.
Suzanne M. Stauffer, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
275 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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